The iPhone 7 pre-order begins on midnight on Friday.
The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus pre-order begins at 12:01am PDT, Friday, September 10. The online Apple Store is down now, hours ahead of the pre-order launch. If you want to be first to own an iPhone 7, you need to pre-order tonight.
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Update 4: The Black iPhone 7 models are sold out. Especially black iPhone 7 Plus are affected, with shipping delays now up to 6 weeks. Both, Jet Black and Black colors are sold out.
Update 3: Placed my order for a black iPhone 7 Plus 32GB as soon as the web store came online. It is already delayed by 10 days. Expected shipping date is September 26.
Update 2: iPhone 7 Pre-order launch is already 5 minutes late. Feeling for you Apple fans on the east coast. It's 3am in the morning and that iPhone 7 pre-order is not available yet. Looks like Apple's admins are scared to flip the switch as too many customers are refreshing the site. The Apple Store app is also still down.
Update 1: 10 minutes until the iPhone 7 goes on sale. Last minute tip. Use the Apple Store app to place your iPhone 7 pre-order. It is usually quicker and more responsive than the web store.
Update: T-Mobile in Germany is already taking iPhone 7 Pre-orders as of 9:45pm PDT. German T-Mobile only sells the iPhone 7 with contract not unlocked.
The iPhone 7 is the first iPhone that starts with 32GB and has now 3.5mm headphone jack. Feature highlights include A10 Fusion CPU, improved 12MP camera, dual lens camera in iPhone 7 Plus, 7MP FaceTime camera, new touch force touch home button, LTE Advanced with up to 450Mbps, water resistant, stereo speakers and iOS 10. The design is in line with the iPhone 6S, but has been improved. Especially in the Jet Black and Black color option, the iPhone 7 looks like made out of one piece.
Initially I was aiming for the Jet Black iPhone 7, but then I saw that Apple is warning about scratches. The shiny black comes at a price. There can be more visible scratching than on other models. I have my mind set now to the Black iPhone 7 Plus.
The other problem with Jet Black is that it is not available as 32GB configuration. You have to pay the premium price for the 128GB iPhone 7.
Apple kept the pricing of the iPhone 6S for the iPhone 7. The 32GB iPhone 7 sells for $649 unlocked. The iPhone 7 Plus 32GB sells for $769. Each storage level is another $100.
If you are a T-Mobile USA customer or plan to use them as carrier for the iPhone 7, consider their Free iPhone 7 offer. This hot iPhone 7 deal is only available during pre-order of the iPhone 7.
The iPhone 7 will start shipping on September 16. This will only be true for customers who pre-order starting at 12:01am PDT (3:01am ET). We predict that the iPhone 7 will sell out within hours. Especially Black iPhone 7 models will sell out first.